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Doug Belshaw ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บโ˜ ๏ธโœŠ @dajbelshaw@social.coop

The University of Edinburgh are doing a short, self-paced online course on Co-operative Economics focusing on /s.

I presume we might have some interested people here?... :)

Let me know if it's any good!

edx.org/course/economic-democr

Yo admins! In preparation for a better joinmastodon.org sign-up wizard, instances.social directory now lets you set a category for your instance, in the admin area.

The categories are: art, music, books, activism, sports, games, tech, academia. It's ok to not have a category, too, like for example octodon.social is just a general purpose instance. But if yours is themed, you better categorize it.

If you think a crucial category is missing, tag @TheKinrar

How do non co-op instances support themselves?

Just got a message on Twitter that I've had an account on there for eleven years. Wow.

Do I know anyone on Mastodon who lives in Perth, Australia? There (and in Mandurah) this week.

you missed this week's newsletter, maybe, here's a link. But also, just sign up because I am too lazy to share these doodads everytime. laurahilliger.com/newsletter
mailchi.mp/dd343b2c7637/freshl

Terminates Service to Sci-Hub Domain Names

The CDN provider was compelled to take this action in response to a permanent injunction the American Chemical Society obtained late last year. While Cloudflare previously objected to a similar request, there is no sign of protest this time around.

The site is currently still available.

torrentfreak.com/cloudflare-te

Excited to find potential examples etherium enabling decentralized skill based economy ; ethlancer, steemit , indorse.io etc. if existing qualification framework like e-CF can be incorporated it would be really nice.

Inside The World's Most Radical Experiment in Womenโ€™s Rights -
"The most radical experiment in womenโ€™s rights is now underway in what may be the worldโ€™s least likely place: northern Syria" defenseone.com/ideas/2018/02/i

Losing one's job (while being lucky enough to have some savings to go on) is the best way to understand how much time and energy menial jobs take out of one's life. To me, it feels like a rehab, like regaining some long lost ability or skill. The urge to create grows stronger as I get back to writing, reading, thinking, all while feeling a new energy that makes me want to run, excercise, improve... It feels amazing, though I know, in the back of my head, this can't last.

I'm leading a project for Moodle: moodle.com/moodlenet

We're looking at ActivityPub-based open source starting points such as Mastodon and Hubzilla.

Has anyone used the latter to do anything more than experiment? I'd appreciate your comments on good/bad/ugly! project.hubzilla.org/page/hubz

Internet metaphors

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet

"...social metaphors tend to communicate more about the values of society rather than the technology of the Internet itself"

"The electronic frontier metaphor conceptualizes the Internet as a vast unexplored territory, a source of new resources, and a place to forge new social and business connections."

@dogtrax Digi-detoxification, now get some analog-intoxification: read a book,mark it up--colored pencils and highlighters and pens that bleed through from one side of the paper to the other, random and bloody colored. Layer so many post-its on one page that the book needs a fat rubber band to close properly.Find a whiteboard and plan something crazy,then don't take a picture of your work--just erase it and remember it onto a piece of black paper with silver, gold and white ink #smallstories

Update: looks like battery is now charging after force-reinstalling the latest BIOS update. Not exactly straightforward obvious stuff for most users, I would think.